It was back at the beginning of May when Mum from Mum's Simply Living Blog hosted a virtual spring fair with virtual raffle. The prize on offer wasn't virtual though, it was very real, The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden, and I was the lucky winner.
Not only did Mum send me the book, but she also popped a lovely bookmark in the parcel too. I don't have many bookmarks so I was really pleased with this.
The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady is the predecessor to The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady which you may already be familiar with, and is written in a similar style.
The book is illustrated with Edith's watercolour paintings of flowers, plants, birds and butterflies which are just charming.
Edith's writing transports me to places I've never seen before.
On the 16th of March 1920, at the age of 48, Edith Holden died tragically by drowning in the Thames at Kew whilst gathering buds from chestnut trees.
Thank you, Mum, I shall enjoy reading this book very much.